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Advancing the Right to Health: the Vital Role of Law

More than 20 years ago, Chris Reynolds, an Australian pioneer in our understanding of public health law, wrote that: “law is a powerful tool, as potent as any of the medical technologies available to treat disease”, and yet “our understanding of the potential of …to help…citizens to lead longer and healthier lives, is not well developed”. 767 more words

Vaping science: more reason, less zealotry, please

Will no one rid us of these turbulent priests? Because that’s what the health zealots are, and so are their tame academics – such as… 599 more words

Already broken your New Year resolution? Make another one- Do your bit and stop eating meat.

Already broken your New Year resolution? Make another one- Do your bit and stop eating meat.
Most people’s resolutions don’t last longer than 2 months… 1,293 more words

Social Issues

WHO shock: ciggies aren’t so bad after all

You may have seen today’s headlines repeating a World Health Organisation warning that, by 2030, eight million people a year around the world – that’s about one in every 1000 of us – ‘would be killed’ by smoking. 342 more words

Call for mental health activism

This is the second in a series of posts reporting on the World Psychiatric Association (WPA) International Congress 2016, which I attended in Cape Town in November. 677 more words

Depression

Is red meat bad for your health?

First published Oct 2015

A year ago the world woke to news that the World Health Organisation (W.H.O) had classified processed meat as carcinogenic. The media worked themselves into a frenzy in their attempts to bring readers the shocking headlines. 670 more words

Food